Developing TAPPI Standards

Standards are of the utmost importance in the pulp, paper and converting industries as they have a serious impact on business and trade. As a member, you are eligible to get involved in the process of developing new Standards for the industry.

How to Propose new Standards

Are you interested in proposing a new Standard? We encourage members to consult our complete list of subject categories for Standards below, or view the PDF list.

If you have a general idea for a Standard, you can complete the New Idea Submission Form. We will review your idea and identify the right committee or group to work on your suggestion.

If you already further along, you can send an initial draft to standards@tappi.org. A Standards manager will then work with you to develop a Standard-Specific Interest Group (SSIG) for the new Standard. This will set in motion the development and review process, which is described in the Standards Guidelines.

TAPPI Standards Guidelines

If you are at the writing stage, or if you are the chairperson of a Standards working group, you can download a copy of our Regulations and Style Guidelines.

In this manual, you will find:

  • How to write a Standard Test Method using proper terminology and format
  • How to write TAPPI Standard Specifications, Glossaries and Guidelines using proper terminology and format
  • What requirements exist for precision statements in Official and Provisional Test Methods
  • A checklist to make sure all required sections have been included in a Standard draft
  • How working group chairperson, working groups and Standard-Specific Interest Groups (SSIGs) fit into the process of preparing a Standard
  • How the balloting process works
  • How to resolve comments and negative votes

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Effect of Hardwood Lignin Structure on the Kraft Pulping Process, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Effect of Hardwood Lignin Structure on the Kraft Pulping Process, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Causticizing and Lime Kiln Process Optimization, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Causticizing and Lime Kiln Process Optimization, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

THE CARBON FOOTPRINT OF LIME KILNS: PART I â?¢ ASSESSMENT OF CO2 EMISSIONS, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

THE CARBON FOOTPRINT OF LIME KILNS: PART I • ASSESSMENT OF CO2 EMISSIONS, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Influence of Fatty Acid Content and Colloidal Organics on COF and Crepe Wrinkling, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Influence of Fatty Acid Content and Colloidal Organics on COF and Crepe Wrinkling, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

CV-jet treatment for process water and flotation rejects in deinking, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

CV-jet treatment for process water and flotation rejects in deinking, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Understanding the intrinsic kinetics and mechanism of hot-water-extraction for dissolution of hardwood (Acer rubrum) hemicelluloses. Part 1: effect of pH, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Understanding the intrinsic kinetics and mechanism of hot-water-extraction for dissolution of hardwood (Acer rubrum) hemicelluloses. Part 1: effect of pH, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Effects of Loblolly Pine Tree Age and Wood Properties on Linerboard Grade Pulp Yield and Sheet Properties. Part 1: Effects on Pulp Yield, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Effects of Loblolly Pine Tree Age and Wood Properties on Linerboard Grade Pulp Yield and Sheet Properties. Part 1: Effects on Pulp Yield, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

DEINKING IN TISSUE DEINKING LINES, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

DEINKING IN TISSUE DEINKING LINES, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Improving Recyclability of Chemical Pulp by Introducing Non-charged Cross-linked Polysaccharide on Fiber Surface, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Improving Recyclability of Chemical Pulp by Introducing Non-charged Cross-linked Polysaccharide on Fiber Surface, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Study of Mechanical Properties of Amorphous Steel Hard Coating by High Velocity Oxgen Fuel (HVOF) Thermal Spraying, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Study of Mechanical Properties of Amorphous Steel Hard Coating by High Velocity Oxgen Fuel (HVOF) Thermal Spraying, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

PAPER MACHINE WHITE WATER DE-AERATION AND PURIFICATION IN A SELECTIVE TWO-STAGE FLOTATION ARRANGEMENT, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

PAPER MACHINE WHITE WATER DE-AERATION AND PURIFICATION IN A SELECTIVE TWO-STAGE FLOTATION ARRANGEMENT, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Volatile Organic Compounds in Printed Papers and Measures for Removal in Recovered Paper Processing, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Volatile Organic Compounds in Printed Papers and Measures for Removal in Recovered Paper Processing, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

L&W Fiber Quality Transmitter - Continuous inline measurement, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

L&W Fiber Quality Transmitter - Continuous inline measurement, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Cellulosic Ethanol - A Technical Update, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Cellulosic Ethanol - A Technical Update, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

New Applications for Anaerobic Waste Water TreatmentAn Example from the Pulp and Paper Industry, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

New Applications for Anaerobic Waste Water TreatmentAn Example from the Pulp and Paper Industry, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Near-Neutral Final Chlorine Dioxide Brightening: Theory and Practice, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Near-Neutral Final Chlorine Dioxide Brightening: Theory and Practice, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Combining Stickies Monitoring and Control in Recycling, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Combining Stickies Monitoring and Control in Recycling, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Mini-stickies : a family of macro-stickies difficult to control, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Mini-stickies : a family of macro-stickies difficult to control, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Deinking and Recycling HP Digital Inks: From Lab Scale to Pilot Scale, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Deinking and Recycling HP Digital Inks: From Lab Scale to Pilot Scale, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

A web accessible biomass site assessment model Biomass Site Assessment Tool (BioSAT), 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

A web accessible biomass site assessment model Biomass Site Assessment Tool (BioSAT), 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference